Pokemon First Partner Packs are unique special jumbo cards to celebrate the Pokemon 25 anniversary, each first partner pack will contain 2 Pokemon TCG packs and 3 jumbo cards of each one of the Pokemon starters.
The first partner packs have been released starting with the 8’th generation starters all the way to the first generation. (Galar to Kanto).
Each Pokemon oversized card (jumbo card) has a special golden stamp of the Pokemon 25th anniversary.
All the First Partner Pack Versions Available to Collect
There are 8 first partner generations to collect:
|Official Name||Release Date||Pokemon’s Inside|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kanto)||October 8, 2021||Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Johto)||September 3, 2021||Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Hoenn)||August 6, 2021||Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Sinnoh)||July 9, 2021||Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Unova)||June 4, 2021||Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Kalos)||May 7, 2021||Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Alola)||April 2, 2021||Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio|
|Pokémon TCG: First Partner Pack (Galar)||March 5, 2021||Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble|
On release date, Each one of the packs was priced at 10$ MSRP, Since then they became a more expensive due to the pokemon packs inside. You can check the video below and see a live opening of one of these packs:
How to Complete the Pokemon First Partner Set
The total number of cards to collect inside the first partner packs reach 24, but the overall set includes 25 cards so where to get the last card?
The missing last card is actually Pikachu, in order to get the Pikachu jumbo card, you will have to get a special jumbo card binder. Also known as the “Pokemon 25th Anniversary First Partner Collector’s Binder”.
- (1 generation) – First Partner Pack (Kanto) – Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle
- (2 generation) – First Partner Pack (Johto) – Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile
- (3 generation) – First Partner Pack (Hoenn) – Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip
- (4 generation) – First Partner Pack (Sinnoh) – Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup
- (5 generation) – First Partner Pack (Unova) – Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott
- (6 generation) – First Partner Pack (Kalos) – Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie
- (7 generation) – First Partner Pack (Alola) – Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio
- (8 generation) – First Partner Pack (Galar) – Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble
The Pokémon TCG: First Partner Collector’s Binder released before the rest of the partner packs on February 26, 2021, which makes pikachu the number 1 card in this set.
The binder has a unique 25 anniversary design to it with the “Train On” slogan, and it comes with the final first partner Jumbo card Pikachu.
How to get the Pokemon First Partner Jumbo set?
To start with the collection, I would recommend getting first the Pikachu jumbo binder, afterwards try to buy sealed first partner packs (some may be out of stock of expensive at this point).
Once you have a place to store the jumbo cards you can start hunting for the missing jumbo cards, try trading with local collectors near you or jump straight into online single card stores and hope they got the goods.
If you like to get your own Pokemon first partner packs or binder you are welcome to check the link below and get some for yourself:
My thoughts about the Pokemon First Partner collection are a bit mixed. Every card inside is a reprint of older card which means the only unique aspect to it is the golden 25 anniversary golden stamp.
Hopefully for the Pokemon 30th anniversary the Pokemon company will give us something a bit more original.